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  • Rail Services Prepare For Added Holiday Riders, Drivers Advised To Be Prepared

    Rail Services Prepare For Added Holiday Riders, Drivers Advised To Be Prepared
    With the fast-approaching mix of heavy holiday traffic and the potentially significant snowfall, Amtrak and The Travelers Cos are offering tips to make holiday travel safer and less stressful. Amtrak riders are advised to leave a little extra time to...
  • Twin Cities rail link makes St. Paul a much closer sibling

    Twin Cities rail link makes St. Paul a much closer sibling
    Some siblings come across as rivals who seem disconnected, and that's the way Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul used to appear. Now, as of this year, light rail connects these sisters — which means there is no reason to stay with...
  • No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office

    No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office
    No injuries were reported when a small fire broke out Tuesday morning on the top floor and roof of the old post office building in the South Loop, officials said. The blaze broke out about 8:20 a.m. in a vent above railroad tracks that has been a...
  • Railroad's mixed signals

    The National Association of Railroad Passengers, the country's largest train and transit advocacy group, issued a warning last month that deserves to be repeated here. The final numbers on Amtrak's ridership and revenue in fiscal 2014 are in, and the...
  • Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place

    Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place
    Five aldermen well-versed in Chicago's transportation issues on Wednesday called for yet another study to examine the feasibility and cost of launching high-quality airport express train service for O'Hare International Airport, Union Station and...
  • It's easy to fall for Dunsmuir

    It's easy to fall for Dunsmuir
    The train is bearing down on me. I hear its piercing whistle, feel its rumble, before I ever see it, of course. I am stuck on the tracks. Specifically, I have just started crossing the final narrow bridge back from the trek along the Union Pacific...
  • Investing Quarterly: Where to invest for growth?

    Investing Quarterly: Where to invest for growth?
    When Internet stock analysts at brokerage Morgan Stanley wrote their 2001 investment outlook in December 2000, they laid out glowing assessments of the future for Yahoo Inc. and rival America Online. There would be "a few huge winners" in the long run...
  • Connecticut To Cobble Together Rest Of Money For Walk Bridge

    Connecticut To Cobble Together Rest Of Money For Walk Bridge
    The state will come up with the extra $188 million needed to replace the decrepit Norwalk River railroad bridge, but the new span won't be in place until 2020, officials announced Thursday. Leaving the 118-year-old bridge to continue deteriorating isn't...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before

    Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before
    The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the...
  • Environmental groups stepping up opposition to crude oil shipments in Baltimore

    Environmental groups stepping up opposition to crude oil shipments in Baltimore
    David Flores first spotted the red diamond placards — numbered to designate crude oil shipments — about two weeks ago on a long line of rail cars idling on a trestle over Interstate 695, near Hollins Ferry Road in Baltimore County. "I don'...